Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

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  Deirdre Kelleghan
Being a self-employed artist is probably the most difficult job really. You need to be highly motivated in the tasks you set for yourself. You need to be able to work on your inspirations and be totally focused on your targets. If your painting does not work first time you need to be able to learn from your experience and use what worked in another piece. Your ability to have confidence in your journey exploring your choice of subjects in paint is important. As regards doing workshops, bringing fun into the entire effort is the most important element to achieve. Your audiences will learn in a more sustainable way and produce drawings to be proud of.
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The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

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BN025
Social and Community Development

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 Years
Duration of course
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280

2014 Points

280

Change from 2013: 

-20

Points History:

2013 - 300
2012 - 310
2011 - 315
2010 - 320
2009 - 270
New in 2009

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On this course students study various layers of services and social functioning within the community and will develop a critical awareness of the social environment and cultural practices that prevail in Ireland. 


 
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BN025 - Social and Community Development
IT Blanchardstown

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BN025 - Social and Community Development
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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

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This course will accept any FETAC Major award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to view a list of FETAC courses that are from the same career sector. Note you can expand the list by using the filters on the list page.

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Essential Module Requirements:

None


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Details of the 2013/14 scoring system and a FETAC calculator can be found HERE

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